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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,094
United States Rank #17,985
Reach 0.0098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 80.78 days
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Average installed length: 307.18 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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NVIDIA Design Garage is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 1.07 MB (1,121,532 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of NVIDIA Design Garage come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/coolstuff/demos#!/design-garage
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\design garage
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{66C7814A-DBE1-4DE5-85A5-29D5F1D26EC4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Design Garage

  • optixu.1.dll - NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Utility Library
  • optix.1.dll - NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Engine
  • scenix8.dll - SceniX scene management engine
  • scenixrt8.dll - SceniX Ray Tracing API
  • cudart32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.9)
  • cudart.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 2.3 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 2.3)
  • cg.dll - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cggl.dll - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • designgarage.exe

How do I remove NVIDIA Design Garage?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Design Garage from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Design Garage, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Design Garage.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.55%
Windows 10 17.35%
Windows Vista 2.55%
Windows XP 2.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.77%
Windows 7 Professional 17.01%
Windows 10 Pro 4.12%
Windows 8.1 3.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.28%
  Germany 7.88%
  DZ 4.56%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  France 2.90%
  Australia 2.90%
  Sweden 2.49%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Canada 1.66%
  Finland 1.24%
  Italy 1.24%
  South Africa 0.83%
  Belgium 0.83%
  India 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Dell 11.25%
Intel 6.25%
Lenovo 2.50%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 2.78%
MSI MS-7680 2.78%
HP EliteBook 8570w 2.78%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.78%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.85%
LENOVO 20216 1.85%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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